Hands-on learning activities, outside of the traditional classroom.

We'll help you develop the kind of broad understanding that sets you apart and adds value to your education. 

Support a community agency, study in a developing nation or participate with a research team. Learning outside the classroom means gaining real-world experience, knowledge and skills from hands-on opportunities. The Center houses resources for students who want to enrich their academic experiences while making themselves marketable after graduation. Students can find opportunities for service-learning, “AWOL” service-learning programs, studying abroad, National Student Exchange, undergraduate research and creative scholarship, and nationally competitive awards & fellowships, among others. We also provide support to our international students with cultural and academic adjustments, as well as immigration concerns.


  • It's not too late to apply for the AWOL/MedLife Summer 2017 trip! Spend a week from May 6-May 15 learning and serving with the MedLife Mobile Clinic to provide basic health services in Esmeraldas, Ecuador! To sign-up please complete the online application at https://www.psy...
  • AWOL students

    Service-learning opportunities within the Vermillion community and beyond offer students a fully immersive, hands-on learning experience like no other.